Concert Review: Social Distortion Brings a Little Religion and Politics to Portland

Note: For a review of the July 2018 show at the Roseland Theater click here. Social Distortion returned to Portland, OR for the second time in 18 months on Friday at the Roseland Theater this time in support of their 2017 Spring Tour which featured two new songs, a wide selection of their 90s fare, some political speak and an ounce of religion. Last time around the Southern California punk band celebrated the 25th anniversary of their eponymous album, this time they drew heavily from 1992’s Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell and 1996’s White Light White Heat White Trash, which … Continue reading Concert Review: Social Distortion Brings a Little Religion and Politics to Portland

Top 10 Best* Social Distortion Songs

Social Distortion has played a significant musical role in my life. Growing up in Orange County in the 80s, it was hard to ignore this perennial punk band. I was barely a teenager when introduced to Social Distortion along with their seminal album Mommy’s Little Monster. I wasn’t much in to punk rock but it struck a chord with me. I liked it. They quickly became a favorite and I continue to follow them to this day. Mike Ness is the cement, foundation and remaining original member of the band as he’s managed Social Distortion through several lineup changes. It’s … Continue reading Top 10 Best* Social Distortion Songs

Concert Review: Social Distortion Brings 1990 into the Present at the Roseland Theater

Social Distortion brought a full keg of piss and vinegar to their sold out performance on Saturday night at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR as part of the band’s tour commemorating 25 years of their self-titled album. Fronted by everyone’s favorite punk rocker Mike Ness, Social Distortion rocked for nearly two hours playing 18 songs including the entirety of the album that brought main stream success in 1990. They wasted little time in delivering the goods opening the show with the first song off the album “So Far Away” and followed the tract list sequentially skipping only “Ring of … Continue reading Concert Review: Social Distortion Brings 1990 into the Present at the Roseland Theater